UCLA Facts

"The caliber of the students at UCLA amazes me and makes me proud to be part of the Bruin family."

David Grometer ’09

Quick Facts 

Founded: 1919
Chancellor: Gene Block, appointed 2007
Location: Moved to Westwood in 1929
Campus Area: 419 acres
Enrollment: 32,423 Undergrads, 14,007 Graduates (Fall 2023)
Faculty & Staff: More than 40,000

  • 10 general and special-subject libraries
  • 8.2 million volumes
  • Among the top 10 university research libraries in the nation
Arts & Culture
  • Seven major performance venues; Two museums; Three gardens
Capital Programs
  • Kinross Fitness and Graduate Student Center - Fall 2011
  • Santa Monica UCLA Replacement Hospital – Fall 2011
  • South Tower Renovation - Fall 2013


Economic Impact
  • Generates $9.3 billion in regional economic activity
  • Seventh largest employer in Greater Los Angeles region
  • 1/3 of UCLA undergraduates participate in community service
  • UCLA’s Center for Community Partnerships supports off-campus teaching, training and research collaborations that improve quality of life for Angelenos
Health Sciences
  • One of the top three American hospitals and “Best Hospital in the West” (U.S. News & World Report)
  • 450,000 patients annually
  • Four hospitals and more than 20 community clinics
UCLA Extension
  • 4,500 courses; 60,000 students; 100,000 enrollments annually


Degree-awarding academic units

UCLA College • UCLA Anderson School of Management • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA • Graduate School of Education & Information Studies • Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science • School of the Arts and Architecture • School of Dentistry • School of Law • School of Nursing • School of Public Health • School of Public Affairs • School of Theater, Film and Television

Faculty Honors & Awards
  • 12 National Medal of Science winners
  • Eight Nobel Laureates
  • Three Presidential Medal of Freedom winners
  • Three Pulitzer Prize winners
  • Pritzker Architecture Prize, Fields Medal and Turing Award winners
  • Among top five universities in the nation in expenditures from grants and contracts in science, medicine and engineering
  • 5,500+ ongoing projects involving faculty, research staff and students


Admissions (Fall 2023)
  • More freshman applicants (145,910) than any other U.S. university
  • Average weighted GPA of enrolled freshmen: 4.57
CA Resident Fees
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